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Facts and Figures

What chance do you have of being recruited as a trainee?

How are nationalities represented among selected candidates?

On this page you will find answers to these and more questions!

European Commission

The statistics on this page

were gathered from the traineeship sessions from March 2016 to October 2020. They are representative of these sessions only. Statistics for future sessions are likely to differ. Acceptance rates vary, based on many factors, among which the need to ensure diversity and fair representation among candidates, while balancing the Commission's needs for certain profiles.

Total number of applicants 122,788

This is from the period 2016 to 2020

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Translation

Administration

Number of Applicants

10,824

111,964

Successful

515

6,486

% chance of being selected 

4.76%

5.79%

Age range of all

122,788 applicants

20 - 25

11,185

26 - 30

51,457

30 - plus

60,146

Figures below are for selected applicants only

From the period March 2016 to October 2020

Nationality of trainees selected

You can also compare the number of trainee applicants by nationality and by session.

Nationality Number
Italian 905
French 600
German 565
Spanish 533
Greek 411
Polish 367
Belgian 306
Romanian 291
British 260
Dutch 260
Portuguese 229
Bulgarian 190
Hungarian 183
Swedish 165
Croatian 161
Czech 156
Finnish 153
Austrian 151
Irish 130
Slovak 126
Lithuanian 122
Danish 106
Cypriot 93
Slovenian 88
Latvian 82
Estonian 65
Luxembourger 40
Ukrainian 37
Maltese 32
Serbian 22
Argentinean 12
Turkish 9
Armenian 8
Indian 8
Brazilian 7
Colombian 7
Ecuadorean 6
Georgian 6
Mexican 6
Moroccan 6
Palestinian 5
Swiss 5
American 3
Bosnian 3
Canadian 3
Japanese 3
Kosovar 3
Syrian 3
Belarusian 2
Beninese 2
Chinese 2
Israeli 2
Macedonian 2
Montenegrin 2
South Korean 2
Albanian 1
Algerian 1
Australian 1
Azerbaijani 1
Burkinabe 1
Burundian 1
Cambodian 1
Cameroonian 1
Chilean 1
Congolese 1
Egyptian 1
Erithrean 1
Kazakhstani 1
Lebanese 1
Malagasy 1
Mauritian 1
Moldovan 1
Mozambican 1
Nepalese 1
Nigerian 1
Norwegian 1
Pakistani 1
Paraguayan 1
Russian 1
Rwandan 1
Sanmarinese 1
Senegalese 1
Seychellois 1
South African 1
Sudanese 1
Tunisian 1
Age range  20-24 25-30 30-plus
Translation 25 351 139
Administration 348 4324 1871
Degree level Bachelor Master PhD
Translation  282 227 6
Administration 4493 1757 236
Translation degree subject Number % of applicants
Languages / Interpretation / Translation  405 78.64%
Humanities 42 8.16%
International Relations / Politics / Development 10 1.94%
Law 10 1.94%
European Studies 9 1.75%
Social Studies 8 1.55%
Education 7 1.36%
Communication 5 0.97%
Management / Marketing 5 0.97%
Administration / Business 3 0.58%
Art & design 3 0.58%
Culture 3 0.58%
Media studies / Entertainment 3 0.58%
Science 2 0.39%
Accounting / Finance 1 0.19%
Agriculture / Fishery 1 0.19%
Engineering 1 0.19%
Medical and Health Studies 1 0.19%
Administration degree subject Number % of applicants
International Relations / Politics / Development 1,928 29.73%
Law 1,588 24.48%
European Studies 601 9.27%
Economics 401 6.18%
Humanities 286 4.41%
Languages / Interpretation / Translation  248 3.82%
Social Studies 235 3.62%
Administration / Business 230 3.55%
Science 190 2.93%
Communication 136 2.10%
Engineering 132 2.04%
Environmental 120 1.85%
Management / Marketing 103 1.59%
Culture 61 0.94%
Medical and Health Studies 60 0.93%
Art & design 56 0.86%
Education 54 0.83%
Accounting / Finance 42 0.65%
Media studies / Entertainment 42 0.65%
Agriculture / Fishery 26 0.40%
Energy 24 0.37%
Computer science / IT 20 0.31%
Sports and Tourism 18 0.28%
Food 13 0.20%
Transport 6 0.09%
All selected Work experience Erasmus participation
YES 6850 = 98% 1952 = 28%
NO 151 = 2% 5049 = 72%

Number of times applicants applied before being selected

Number 1 2 3 4+
Translation 265 141 65 44
Administration  3055 2097 853 481